About this listing
No waterbed .Easy access to Newport from my quiet, welcoming home. Relax in your own private bedroom, bathroom and living room. Full use of deck, hot tub and hammock in the yard. Private tours for a fee available upon request.
No more waterbed! You will have your first floor "Captain's Quarters (bedroom), Head (bathroom) and living room. Another suite is upstairs. I've replaced the waterbed with regular beds by popular request. The bathroom has a beach decor and includes very fluffy towels, a towel warmer, very quiet vent fan and heater, and plenty of light and mirrors for making up. The bedroom includes extra pillows to lean against for reading, newly finished hardwood floors, an overhead fan and air conditioner. Relax for your continental breakfast in the living room. A coffee maker and refrigerator is provided.
You will enjoy a bedroom, full bathroom and a living room with a coffee maker and small refrigerator for your private use. I provide towels, robes, beach towels and beach chairs. You may also use the deck, hot tub and hammock. You may use the shampoo, conditioner and lotions in the bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
I will meet you during your visit. I love to meet my guests and answer their questions. I am a trained Newport tour guide and will provide a customized tour for an extra fee upon request.
My neighborhood is quiet, has easy parking and is close to the beaches, shopping, the Cliff Walk, entertainment, events, the naval base, slots, transportation.
Local transport is three blocks from the house. You may bike anywhere. If you like to walk, everything is within easy access.
No hours other than check in and check out, you may come and go as you please. Please use vent fan in bathroom when using the tub.
Our stay with Billie was pleasant ,restful ,clean ,and convenient. Close to local funky bars and eateries as well as the beaches.
We will not hesitate to stay here again!
Billie was exceptional at providing everything her post said she would! We felt like true guests in her home. She had great fluffy towels, a comfortable bed, a clean and lovely bathroom, and provided a great small breakfast in the morning. She's a rockstar, Thanks Billie!
The accommodations were as described; witth exception that the hot tub was broken. The downstairs bed (as others have indicated there are two different units) was very comfortable and the AC worked great! Shower had good pressure and soaps and towels were provided.
We had a wedding at the Rotunda which was a nice short drive. Billies place had ample street parking. Breakfast consisted of yogurt, fruit, biscotti and coffee.
We really enjoyed our stay at Billie's place. Such a warm atmosphere and Billie was quite accommodating to our family. It was quiet, clean and the bed comfortable. There was also enough space for us to put up a pack and play for our baby to sleep. We especially appreciated having the living room space to spread out a bit. The location was convenient for us and the price was right. Thanks so much for hosting us!
The room and bathroom were very clean. We enjoyed the piano and the location.
This was our first time using AirBnB for my husband and I, so we we have no previous experiences for comparison. That being said, it was overall a positive experience. We walked to downtown Newport and the cliff walk as well, though it would've been better to bring bikes. The listing was mostly accurate, though some furniture has been changed from the photos and we were disappointed when Billie told us the hot tub was broken! Also, it was unclear before we arrived which guest area we would be staying in.
We got the upstairs suite as the downstairs one was occupied already. Our sitting area had a mini-fridge stocked with just yogurts and half & half. Also provided was a can of Folgers, a coffee maker, a bowl of fruit, and a couple biscotti and granola bars. There were maps of the area and local tourist attraction guides provided as well. Everything was clean and comfortable, from the lounge to the bedroom to the bathroom. The neighborhood was blissfully quiet at night. One odd point though - the whole house has a bit of a musty damp smell to it. Not strong enough to put us off staying, but it was noticeable.
We had a great visit in Newport, though I think Billie could work on her communication. She wasn't there to greet us, and so we had to call her for instructions after waiting awkwardly on the doorstep. We also never got any details about the wifi, and so never got to use it. Billie kept to herself and left us to our own devices during our stay, which was fine.
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About the Host, Billie
Very active, retired naval officer. Have lived all over the world. Since have become an attorney, tour guide of Newport and Boston. Love open water swimming, running, bicycling, travelling and meeting new cultures and people.
I can't live without meeting new people, learning new things, and activity.
I am a part time trained tour guide for the visiting cruise ships for Newport and Boston. I will provide a canned tour or a custom made tour by bicycle or car for an extra fee, depending on tour length.